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Reports: House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan Confirmed as Deputy Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan, senior vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing, for the deputy defense secretary role, Defense News reported Tuesday. Shanahan’s confirmation for the Defense Department‘s no. 2 civilian post comes as the Trump administration’s 40 nominees for federal government roles face Senate vote delay. …

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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday. The House’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would set up a space-focused military branch and …

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Army to Conduct Service Analysis of Military Battlefield Networks

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has launched a service analysis of the military branch’s battlefield networks in response to congressional concerns over a future mobile satellite communications network, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. The report said the Army seeks to determine how the future Warfighter Information Network–Tactical infrastructure can be …

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PSC Urges Senate Committee to Approve Modernizing Government Technology Act

The Professional Services Council has urged leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to mark up a bipartisan bill that would establish a source of funds for federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts. PSC said Wednesday it wrote a letter to committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Ranking Member Claire …

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Senate OKs Russia, Iran Sanctions Bill With Amendment for Russian-Made Rocket Engines

The Senate voted 98-2 Thursday to pass a bill that would enact new sanctions against Russia and require the White House to secure congressional approval before lifting any current sanctions, Reuters reported Thursday. The proposed legislation seeks to penalize Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, involvement in …

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